Historic Savannah Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for 2016 HSF Preservation Awards

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading preservation organization committed to preserving and protecting Savannah’s heritage, is now accepting nominations for the 2016 HSF Preservation Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation.
The deadline for HSF Preservation Award nominations is Monday, February 29, 2016. All entries must be hand-delivered or postmarked by this date. Award winners will be announced at the HSF Preservation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

“Savannah’s historic buildings and neighborhoods are essential to understanding the story of our city.  They tell us who we are and where we came from.  It is fitting, then, that HSF recognize the best efforts of those who preserve those great places,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation.  “Our Preservation Awards bring due attention to people and projects that fulfill the mission of HSF.”
Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Awards recognize projects or individual achievements falling within the areas of restoration, rehabilitation, new construction, stewardship, craftsmanship and archaeology. Projects must have been completed within the last three years and may include projects previously nominated but not selected. Nominations are open only to Historic Savannah Foundation members. Self-nominations are acceptable.
HSF Preservation Awards will be judged for the success they have achieved in the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of architectural and cultural heritage. The general evaluation criteria include: quality and degree of difficulty; degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering; and the ultimate positive impact the project or effort has on the community.
A jury of local professionals is invited each year to review the nominations and to select the winners for the HSF Preservation Awards.
The nomination form and full details on eligibility, submission criteria and key dates can be accessed online at http://www.myhsf.org/advocacy-education/awards/ .
For more information, please contact Danielle Meunier at 912.233.7787 or dmeunier@myHSF.org.